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in india she's available in the movie. the home of venus the gateway to the grand imperial trilogy the torch was. closely civility to go. broke as the colonel was hotel retreat. failed expectations for us that she is a libyan rebels hopes for a diplomatic recognition and stop short of funneling money to the opposition. to continue its military campaign until colonel gadhafi stops fighting but the leader says he's beyond the alliance is rich. and the countdown begins with a thousand days to go before the next winter olympics kick off in russia hundreds of volunteers are setting the mood.
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just after four pm here in the russian capital you with r.t. welcome to the program now the u.s. has denied libyan rebels official recognition it comes after a visit to the white house by a senior member of the opposition council which is pushing for international support and the libyan envoy says the rebels are having trouble getting washington to release these frozen assets the u.s. had earlier comments to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to the opposition well journalist patrick hayes says the rebel allegiance with the west is only alienating the libyan people. robert gates said that he's cautious about understanding who makes up the opposition and so extent that caution is commendable because this humanitarian intervention by the west in libya wasn't a planned strategy as
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a war without any real aims it was something that the west jumps into you without any real clear sense of who they're doing it on the behalf of who the rebels are and what they want to achieve from it transitional national council of libya now completely orientated towards the west towards nato towards america they want to try and get acceptance from a barn or from western leaders they're not looking towards the libyan people it means that self-determination doesn't come from the libyan people it comes from this kind of political elite in libya who are basically just trying to tell the west what it wants to hear recognition has to come from the libyan people it can't come from the west it's not just about getting rid of gadhafi it's about bringing about a democratic libya which is very much a process that has to be struggled for by the people of libya you can't form libya into a democracy the solution doesn't come from the west removing gadhafi and i think it would be absolutely dreadful if this polling does end up killing that because they
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get out the should be removed by libyan hands not by the west. or meantime or nato airstrikes and the libyan capital tripoli following a defiant broadcast from calcutta he says that he's beyond the coalition's reach washington insists the u.s. will continue its campaign of the country as long as the libyan leader attacks its own people as artie's or in a list of reports the motivation of the u.s. that alliance is under scrutiny. several decades and wars later it's still the question that's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance many people i think today wonder after the end of the cold war why nato lo and behold a to use it nato is busier than ever. set up to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war some ferrites that the alliance
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lost its reason to exist instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords in the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya despite uniting our new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies did dischord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some hit air targets which are not. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention france wants to get in on what i call the imperial condominiums
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a really kind of africa is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your weapon system does very well in the war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and their friends. well the very ones french and british allies have been flying over libya. is it the opportunity to oust the qaddafi regime it is u.s. policy that often needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests to. clear. security which is crucial to screw. the region a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue was never warranted but
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which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya the suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boat load of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya he was the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the u.s. really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and amid the allied infighting as well as rising costs in every sense that same question people in asking for decades comes to mind if it is a key war yeah nato moralists or r.t. washington d.c. . our latest news we have got of libya is the government says that a nato air strike has killed eleven muslim clerics in the east important coalition claims the facility a bomb was being used to coordinate attacks on civilians the nato activists records of so the alliance is intimidating the entire world with its campaign. they're
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talking about whether there is an economy or global strike force and you know will they lose face nobody will be bombed serbia are going to resolve your for seventy years ago a bomb would be an hour to go fifty five fifty some states and they want to strike until they achieve their objectives from the other nations around the world can receive the us in case you want to come over on the persians in the united states certain france germany and sweden. there were lines to do the same in the grounds for off and some purposes and so what you're threatened with this is working for america you know if you don't play ball with us or you're alone in the geopolitical terms this is a dangerous organization needs to be abolished and the world community for world community needs to get a certain strong response where can the united nations and not a u.s. led military or is in charge of resolving problems works around the world. stay
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with us here on out here and still ahead for you this hour until the well runs dry i think around us polly would capital number by thousands of cotton a daily battle just for clean drinking water. to take you to a russian city on the pranks of europe's longest river explore how the one way brings vitality both to the region's folktales and it's a car that's coming up there right. now there is a festive mood across russia with exactly a thousand days to go before the two thousand and fourteen winter olympics and such a massive pressure is being held in the black sea resort there and of course here in the capital. peter odom joins us live from the epicenter of the celebrations here and hi peter so what would appear would appear hopefully the weather is not dampening the mood ever tell me how is the atmosphere are we starting to feel the olympic fever at this point. well yes indeed rory and it comes to international sporting events they don't get much bigger than the limping games same here in
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russia everybody very excited about the twenty fourteen games that will be held in salt cheap now we have seen events all around across russia celebrating not just. one thousand day milestone the the clock has now been ten don't insult she counting down to the opening ceremony that will take place in a few years time well there's also other events going on here in moscow large group of people on roller blades and roller skates taking part in a i one thousand meter fun race fun skate i guess if you will around one of moskos biggest parts flying the flag the sochi twenty four teams and the color to them they've been braving pushes of terrible weather right here in the russian capital right now elsewhere in the city of course people being climbing up the mountain to plant the flag at the top there which you know of course michael should not be far away from where the where the games will be taking place but the. the highlights
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will be two musical spectaculars that will take place one here we must go the other in sochi where the games will happen themselves now of course winter sports incredibly popular here in russia and russia has a great track record when it comes to the games however last time ocean going cuba they didn't do too well resulted in a lot of changes really came to personality it all can i sing it in training in old and getting people ready for the winter olympics those people are now in place they'll be looking to make the sort she twenty four team games the games where russia gets back on track it's back winning at the gold medals that they became so used to over the years so plenty of support for the for the winter games and everybody get ready for such each twenty forty i think that we've been seeing some lovely pictures here on out the children celebrating in the festive mood with their faces painted and others are playing with that with the mascots but you know peace when russia one the right to host the games back in two thousand and seven i mean who could have thought that time would go so fast how the preparations going all
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the way i think france will. well that bids this russia put forward to the international olympic committee was quite an unusual bit it was something that impressed the judges you've mentioned before it's such a is a resort town known as the the russian really every town there it's more of a summer holiday destination however the mountains across napoleonic are perfect for winter sports and this is a lot of ice being passed on really putting the winter games into what is a a woman's tropical resort so there's a lot of work have to be done to make sure that she is ready for not just the the athletes and the officials that we go in there will be thousands of fans from all across the world that will be of the poor again to sort cittie to see the games to support their nations lots of road networks improvements to the airport train networks as well as well of course as hotels and stadia now they are apparently on course and on track with the with the building of the of all those things that need
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to be tell me you know here from michael a dentist who looks he's in sochi about just how those preparations are coming along. a miracle in the making construction of centuries bolshoi ice bellows is entering its final stage took less than two years to wreck this giant structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule the work is to move. all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium or have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and mess of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven when sochi won't be a limpid good deal with the construction sites no consume more than half the region's samantha supplies over three hundred fifty thousand plants more than eight and a half thousand workers take part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners the venue's decide steady emson ice rinks include routes tunnels and bridges
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together with new schools and hospitals they will leave a lasting legacy for the tropical black sea resort so there is great excitement and high hopes the southern russian city resting of the big event tonight you can see the preparations there have been go the streets are cleaner. more tourists will come they'll lympics will bring festive mood into town. i think the medals will be ours and russia's team will be formed better at home. polar bear hair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years' time this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the sochi olympics vision is going to be as grand as russia imagines every minute counts for its completing the mammoth construction now for a long time and in budget there is more ski r.t.
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sochi. well there we hearing that the the work almost complete in some stages and certainly on track els everywhere else to make sure that in a thousand days time when that opening ceremony takes place and the olympic torch is lit in sochi but everything's ready for a fantastic winter games well it certainly appears because that everything is on you or they will be crossing the finish line with all the right pieces in the right place and of course r.t. but the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter olympics will be doing wall to wall coverage he's probably thinking. well the clean water may be something many of us are used to but for millions finding it is a daily struggle in india's mount by the economic hub of the country many local families lack of adequate water supplies but i say that some have enough to just pour a way. takes a closer look. one by india the financial center for one of the thousand describing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry
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well beyond the glitz and glam there is another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i.v. cup at six pm and walk to a village that is one in half to get to book of soft drink in water. this is shannon monica she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water is clean air that i don't go to school because i have to work at home my mom and dad work as liberals and they have to go out so i have to stay back and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tact bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitled to government services like water even after walking hours to get to
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a tap if the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes. well the people in the gospels community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities. of sawan is mum by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to house to schedule her day around when she can get water. we get water at four am for one and a half us since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all our work done so want us to fill the tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck barter is an
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issue that seems to affect everyone here and five there is a one man managed to escape the problem is there is no pay somebody is worth forty seven billion us dollars and house there are hyper upon it hanging gardens swimming pool water and he reportedly has a five hundred thousand meters of water every month it's something that angers me you almost are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. we have come to give a new member john goodman what the good from b. to slums if there is a shortage or for a grilling to give him more we came here to get him this on purpose to and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. but i left but i feel bad in our house me get water for
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only one and a half hours whereas they have enough water the one day even to waste it a constant battle to meet their daily needs preassure either r t mumbai india. now if you want a break from the t.v. there is always much more world news and videos on our website as are some of the items we have for you waiting a right now at r.t. dot com and us congressman ron paul will be running for president in two thousand and twelve explore whether the tea party candidate has a chance to land america's top job. and a smokescreen of for trouble greenpeace activists wanted moscow could once again be covered in smog in just about a week's time unless officials take spreading wildfires seriously find out of russia faces a repeat of last summer's heat wave let's hope not you can find out at r.t. talk on. now pakistan's parliament has the u.s. operation that killed osama bin laden two weeks ago and condemned continued drone
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attacks on its soil islamabad said violations of its sovereignty will no longer be tolerated pakistan's security chief reportedly offered to resign over failing to track down bin laden but was kept in office parties military contributor says the u.s. should have been more careful in planning the raid. nobody can be the us administration unique capability to model the waters and bondo the message last week the u.s. president obama deployed to talk to u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that has come from the right first it was u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change that perception about whether that direct orders for the you'd be able to raid war to kill or capture and then administration dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas bennett. both gave their best to cover political
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interference in to cold bird special forces missions in pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operate this was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as this special operation before you authorize somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together hold your national security teams and delegate just one person who will have all necessary information and authority to speak on behalf of the u.s. president you know without the law from moscow twenty minutes past the hour let's get to some other stories from around the world now and syria says truth and stop pulling out after quoting anti-government protest on friday which at least six people were killed officials say ready for a dialogue with the opposition international pressure is mounting on the syrian
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authorities over brutal crackdowns with some eight hundred casualties and arrest. the e.u. and u.s. have imposed sanctions against syria what rights whether the. assad is more for. former first lady of egypt is said to be recovering after treatment for a suspected heart attack suzanne mubarak became ill after authorities ordered his attention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth the former president himself is also accused of illegal gains as well as ordering the deaths of and c ration protesters is currently under detention in the military hospital. and singer michel martelly is due to be sworn in as the team's new president their new leader faces the huge task of restoring the country after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history which left hundreds of thousands without homes. police and
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protesters clashed psyco presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a fake with the name on the president. now with the u.s. debt ceiling already at a staggering high almost half of america is now we're fusing to buy the proposals to raise it still further and while the government struggles for a compromise our own resident in new york laurie halfassed asked people in the big apple what they would. if u.s. stocks borrowing money it could negatively affects the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden that's too heavy to carry so as the us best approaches the debt ceiling of over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it can fit or phrasing that that feeling even more this week let's
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talk about that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure they shoot but they will because they really have to that's how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. to put a link to the trick spend which are if you have to cut out national parks if you have to cut out saving the turtle or you have this that cut out some teachers jobs maybe three percent here three percent or three were just a small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises at all you'd be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think a speechwriter. i do too what's with that people you know that say that they're so patriotic and that they're american and they stand for america but then they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country well i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame because what's happening in america is disappearing there should be
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happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate america it seems like people don't even realize how entwines they are you know i would agree with you i think middle america they're such good citizens nobody wants to make any they want to be rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you see people from making ninety three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty thousand and it would have to be five million to put their money back doing to hire people that you people working there with i would think would have much more value for everybody but world economies in the same situation you know you look at what's happening with china. going to be economic situations for the time being are pretty bad there so got to regroup the whole system just needs to say whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since nine hundred sixty two i think it's fair to say that it's going to be raised again very soon.
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you know whether we in fact you want to trip across russia but you can stay right where you are other. things you know most exciting stories of life in the world trade. and today we continue to explore the volgograd region in the south of russia that lies along the banks of the volga river the longest in europe which also gave the area its name the river has played an important part in the life of the russian people and in the country's folklore it's known as vulgar. someone explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the russian heart and economy. the mighty vulgar it runs deep through the russian soul it has provided inspiration
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for songs and poems and is the country's main north south artery and decades ago human ingenuity connected it to the dawn river to the west. for centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal essentially joins distance east together. the vote the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirty blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe and cowers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much they've all become provides but harnessing the revel like this isn't without its costs. fishermen have been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to
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russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar. the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming at ridiculous spawning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are . within a year all these houses will go forward into the river. to pentagon how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canal to . little if we can only look through ships we have enough water for last year the water level drop because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems you could only look through smaller chips or half loaded ones. control of the river flow by the plant has made building the focus for the plane more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from
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the fish that need it. when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond don't want anymore most of the spawning grounds are now grand and now at last the voice of the bold has a color g. might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the rivers benefit not just its own. for the first time in fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river will still have a chance to bring the volga back to life meaning that the mighty volga is treated with the respect it deserves to embark on. just a few minutes away here r.t. our must go out same as the capital's trendiest galleries to get a taste of contemporary art and russia that'll be off the recap of this hour's top stories in just a few minutes. repairing
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a broken nation. highway construction and humanitarian aid.

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